Children and Food Allergies

Children and Food Allergies

By Ashley A. Noble | Vol . 22, No. 30 / August 2014

NCSL NewsFood allergies affect approximately 15 million people in the United States. About one in 13 children—an estimated 3 million—has food allergies, although some estimates place this number as high as 6 million. The number has steadily increased since 1997, and children from higher-income backgrounds are more likely to develop food allergies than children from low-income backgrounds. 

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